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Morrisey to oppose “illegal” planned statewide school work stoppages


Bob Brown (AFT-WV); Dale Lee (WVEA)


Public school employee union leaders said Wednesday the statewide work stoppages they previously announced were on track to occur Thursday and Friday, and the West Virginia attorney general said in a news release that he would help oppose them.

“Our teachers and school service personnel are among the state’s best and brightest, and I wholeheartedly support their cries for higher salaries and affordable healthcare,” Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who’s running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate this year, said in a news release distributed around 4:40 p.m.

“However a work stoppage of any length on any ground is illegal,” Morrisey said. “State law and court rulings give specific parties avenues to remedy such illegal conduct, including the option to seek an injunction to end an unlawful strike.”